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Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011)

Autore di Il castello errante di Howl

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Diana Wynne Jones was born in London on August 16, 1934. In 1953, she began school at St. Anne's College Oxford and attended lectures by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. After graduation, she created plays for children that were performed at the London Arts Theatre. Her first book was published in mostra altro 1973. She wrote over 40 books during her lifetime including Dark Lord of Derkholm, Earwig and the Witch, and the Chrestomanci series. She won numerous awards including the Guardian Award for Children's Books in 1977 for Charmed Life, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1984 for Archer's Goon, the Mythopeic Award in 1999, the Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1999, and the Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Organization in 2007. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an animated film by director Hayao Miyazaki, and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. She died from lung cancer on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno


Opere di Diana Wynne Jones

Il castello errante di Howl (1986) 12,294 copie
Castle in the Air (1990) 4,289 copie
La casa per ognidove (2008) 3,146 copie
Vita stregata (1977) 2,725 copie
Dark Lord of Derkholm (1998) 2,445 copie
Fire and Hemlock (1985) 2,144 copie
Strega di classe (1982) 1,892 copie
The Lives of Christopher Chant (1988) 1,885 copie
Conrad's Fate (2005) 1,731 copie
The Merlin Conspiracy (2003) 1,727 copie
Deep Secret (1997) 1,684 copie
The Magicians of Caprona (1980) 1,622 copie
Year of the Griffin (2000) 1,622 copie
Dogsbody (1975) 1,470 copie
The Pinhoe Egg (2006) 1,466 copie
A Tale of Time City (1987) 1,346 copie
Hexwood (1993) 1,246 copie
Cart and Cwidder (1975) 1,181 copie
Archer's Goon (1984) 1,165 copie
Mixed Magics (1982) 1,152 copie
The Homeward Bounders (1981) 1,044 copie
Power of Three (1976) 987 copie
The Spellcoats (1979) 985 copie
The Time of the Ghost (1981) 965 copie
Drowned Ammet (1977) 959 copie
Enchanted Glass (2010) 900 copie
The Crown of Dalemark (1993) 884 copie
The Game (2007) 864 copie
Eight Days of Luke (1975) 790 copie
A Sudden Wild Magic (1992) 778 copie
The Ogre Downstairs (1974) 756 copie
Black Maria (1991) 646 copie
Wilkins' Tooth (1973) 563 copie
The Islands of Chaldea (2014) 385 copie
Fantasy Stories (1994) — A cura di — 325 copie
Earwig and the Witch (2011) 309 copie
Wild Robert (1989) 268 copie
The Dalemark Quartet (2003) 217 copie
Minor Arcana (1996) 178 copie
Hidden Turnings: A Collection of Stories Through Time and Space (1989) — A cura di; Collaboratore — 133 copie
Changeover (1970) 100 copie
Everard's Ride (1995) 70 copie
Yes Dear (1992) 67 copie
The Skiver's Guide (1984) 50 copie
Vile Visitors (2012) 35 copie
Enna Hittims (2006) 35 copie
The Four Grannies (1980) 34 copie
Freaky Families (2013) 26 copie
Chair Person (1989) 21 copie
La casa per ognidove (2014) 5 copie
Poems (2019) 4 copie
Joboy 2 copie
Books 1 copia
Fantasy Land (2004) 1 copia

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Il casello magico (1961) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni17,562 copie
Viaggio al centro della terra (1864) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni14,962 copie
Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Collaboratore — 1,396 copie
Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Collaboratore — 1,252 copie
Howl's Moving Castle [2004 film] (2004) — Original story — 686 copie
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Collaboratore — 347 copie
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Collaboratore — 238 copie
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Collaboratore — 164 copie
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Collaboratore — 149 copie
Howl's Moving Castle, Volume 1 (2004) — Adapted from, alcune edizioni136 copie
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Collaboratore — 129 copie
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Collaboratore — 111 copie
Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008) — Collaboratore — 92 copie
Mystery Stories: An Intriguing Collection (1996) — Collaboratore — 89 copie
The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Collaboratore — 68 copie
The Random House Book of Fantasy Stories (1963) — Collaboratore — 66 copie
Digital Dreams (1990) — Collaboratore — 61 copie
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
Arrows of Eros (1989) — Collaboratore — 43 copie
Earwig and the Witch [2020 film] (2020) — Original book — 13 copie
Guardian Angels (1987) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Love Stories (1997) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Gaslight and Ghosts (1988) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Secret City: Strange Tales of London (1997) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
The Cat-Flap and the Apple Pie and Other Funny Stories (1979) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Young Winter's Tales 3 (1972) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Young Winter's Tales 8 (1978) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Young Winter's Tales 6 (1975) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Heartache (1990) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Sisters (Mammoth Contents) (1998) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


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Oct-Nov 2021 Group Read in Geeks who love the Classics (Dicembre 2021)
Found: Magical Leaf Picture Book in Name that Book (Agosto 2021)
Science fiction lost book in Name that Book (Dicembre 2019)
YA Sci-Fi from ~20 years ago in Name that Book (Agosto 2014)
Children’s book about a spell caster in Name that Book (Agosto 2012)
Diana Wynne Jones 1934-2011 in FantasyFans (Marzo 2011)
2009-04 Discussion of Diana Wynne Jones in Read YA Lit (Luglio 2009)


There is nothing quite so special as revisiting an old favourite book. And I just found a recipe for butter pies!!
ChariseH | 22 altre recensioni | May 25, 2024 |
More than just being an enjoyable read, this collection is a thoughtful read. Every time I have read it I discover at least one or two new layers to think about in at least one or two of the stories. The stories themselves, of course, vary in terms of how much thought they require and inspire.

My favourite story from the collection is 'What the Cat Told Me', definitely, though as a writer 'nad and Dan adn Quaffy' has its own kind of draw to it. . .

The stories are very distinct from each other, and the entire book is a lovely read, which is really no surprise, coming from this author.… (altro)
Kalira | 2 altre recensioni | May 15, 2024 |
While I like all of her stuff (and this was not exception), I'm pretty disappointed with it. I knew I had read it previously, but when I saw it in the library I had *no idea* what it was about, which suggested to me that I should re-read it. Bah. The first 90% of the book is fabulous - intricate, lots of things happening, lots of mystery about what is going on. And then the ending just kind of wraps it all up, in an untidy pile, and pretends that everything has been sorted out. Almost like she got bored, or she got most of the way through, wrote some notes about how it all worked out, and someone finished it for her.

(update, 2024: and now, a decade and a half after reading, I have zero memory of this book -- I'm transferring reviews from elsewhere, and this one tells me nothing!)
… (altro)
fred_mouse | 45 altre recensioni | May 10, 2024 |
A surprisingly charming book, with plenty of lovable characters, whimsical moments, and laugh-out-loud moments. It seems to be written as a bit of a young adult book, but I think older ones will enjoy it too.
dwagon17 | 19 altre recensioni | Apr 29, 2024 |


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